Phone: (850) 921 1265


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Dorothy Killinger

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. I attended The Penn State Universtiry for my undergatuate degree in early childhood and elementary through 3rd grade. Then the University of Houston for my Masters in pre-school education. Over the last 40 years, I have worked in both private and public schools teaching students 0-3rd grade, in Pensylvania, Texas, and Florida. Before coming to Killearn Lakes, I taught pre-k at E.C.P.D.C., Leon County / Lively campus.

My husband, Jim, and I have two children and six grandchildren. We enjoy movies, traveling, gardening, and best of all seeing our grandkids.


Philosophy of Education

I believe children should be respected as individuals regardless of socio-economic status or ability.  All children can learn and succeed with goals and teaching strategies that fit their needs and learning style.  When educators are sensitive to social and cultural diversity children thrive.  Teaching methods based on research and best practices produce positive outcomes.  Teachers who provide a safe and warm environment encourage growth in academics, independence, and positive social interactions.  Schools should prepare students to become critical thinkers, using skills that enable them to succeed in an ever changing world.